TELETOON Previews Four Shows

Canadian animation network TELETOON will offer an exclusive sneak preview of four new series this Friday, March 16, during its Spin Cycle block (4 p.m.-6 p.m. ET/PT). The lineup additions include the Canadian series Wayside, as well as the Cartoon Network hit My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, Aardman Animations’ and Decode’s CG-animated Chop Socky Chooks, and Chaotic, the multi-platform interactive card game series from the promoters of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. All four series will premiere in their regular timeslots this weekend.

Viewers can catch the sneak peek at Wayside at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Based on Louis Sachar’s best-selling book series, the animated show tells the comically absurd tales from the top floor of the towering Wayside grammar school, which was accidentally built 30 stories high. Mark Rendall (Childstar, ReGenisis) lends his voice to the series and Canadian singer Skye Sweetnam performs the theme song. Co-produced by Nelvana, the show will air regularly on Saturdays at 8 a.m. beginning March 17.

Following at 4:30 is a first look at the Canadian premiere of My Gym Partner’s a Monkey. In this series, an administrative mix-up has 12-year-old Adam Lyon enrolled in Charles Darwin Middle School, where the animals of the local zoo and aquarium send their kids. The show’s cast features Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob and countless other cartoon characters. It will slide into its regular 8:30 a.m. timeslot on Saturday.

Chop Socky Chooks will also have its Canadian premiere on Sunday, March 18 at 8 a.m. The 5 p.m. sneak preview on March 16 will introduce TELETOON viewers to a crack team of Kung Fu Chickens who work undercover to combat their arch-enemy, Dr Wasabi, and his monstrous schemes for world domination. The trio of super-cool heroes dedicate their lives to defending the citizens of Wasabi World, the planet’s biggest shopping mall. Produced in association with Aardman Animations and Decode Ent., the original TELETOON production will air regurlarly on Sundays at 8 a.m.

Finally, Chaotic will be introduced to Canadian audiences with a preview on Friday at 5:30 p.m. From 4Kids Ent., the multi-platform television series features trading cards and an online game that compliment the cartoon adventures of two teenage boys who discover that the Chaotic trading card game they have been playing opens a secret portal that transports them to a parallel universe where the game comes to life. Fans can then catch it each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. beginning March 18.